Stanford Plastic Surgery - Peripheral Nerve Center

Peripheral nerve injury care requires a wide range of skills to obtain the best functional outcomes. This care starts from the acute injury (nerve repair, graft or transfer) and may continue to later reconstructive surgeries (tendon/ muscle transfers).  Chronic nerve injuries can result in prolonged pain.  Careful diagnosis and treatment of the nerve problem can relieve the pain and allow patients to return to normal life.

Stanford's team of physicians provide cutting edge care at each stage of recovery restoring function and relieving pain. We work closely with a multidisciplinary group of specialists including therapists, pain specialists, neurologists and physiatrists to ensure complete and coordinated patient care. 

Our tradition of innovation and clinical excellence in the care of peripheral nerve injuries continues today as we develop new treatments in our labs and train the next generation of nerve surgeons. At Stanford Surgery, today’s discoveries are tomorrow’s therapies.

Conditions We Treat

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Physician Referrals

Referring physicans may fax referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

Make an Appointment

For appointments and to learn more about this option, please contact our Hand Clinic at (650) 723-5256

Research

Our group has broad research interests in improving the lives of patients with nerve injury. We are working on clinical trials assessing techniques such as nerve transfers to improve hand function in people with spinal cord injury.  We are using big data to try and understand why some patients develop neuropathic pain after traumatic insults such as surgery.  We also have clinical trials assessing new medical devices for neuromas and novel medications to decrease neuroinflammation after surgery.  

Latest News

Dr. Curtin chairs ASPN Meeting

Congratulations to Dr. Curtin for a successful American Society of Peripheral Nerve meeting. As program chair, Dr. Curtin oversaw this prominent international nerve meeting. 

Dr. Catherine Curtin invited to Iceland

Associate Professor Catherine Curtin was recently invited to Iceland to perform a TMR nerve surgery for pain at the Landspitali Hospital in Reykjavik. She went with colleague Dr. Hagert from Sweden.

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Our Team

Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Orthopaedic Surgery